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Capri, Italy METAR
« on: June 16, 2020, 04:54:37 PM »
I have noticed that METAR's from Capri, Italy (LIQC) appear during daylight hours.  For example:

LIQC 161755Z 27005KT 9999 BKN020 22/17 Q1012 RMK BKN QUK 3 QUL 2 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 161655Z 27005KT 9999 SCT020 22/17 Q1012 RMK SCT QUK 3 QUL 2 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 161555Z 27007KT 9999 BKN020 23/18 Q1012 RMK BKN QUK 3 QUL 2 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 161455Z 27006KT 9999 BKN020 23/18 Q1012 RMK BKN QUK 3 QUL 2 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 161355Z 27008KT 9999 BKN020 22/17 Q1012 RMK BKN QUK 3 QUL 2 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 161255Z 27011KT 9999 BKN020 23/18 Q1012 RMK BKN QUK 3 QUL 2 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 161155Z 27008KT 9999 BKN020 23/18 Q1012 RMK BKN QUK 2 QUL 1 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 161055Z 27007KT 9999 SCT020 22/18 Q1012 RMK SCT QUK 2 QUL 1 W VIS MAR 20 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 160955Z 26006KT 9999 SCT030 22/17 Q1012 RMK SCT QUK 2 QUL 1 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 160855Z 27006KT 9999 SCT015 21/17 Q1012 RMK SCT QUK 2 QUL 1 W VIS MAR 20 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 160755Z 00000KT CAVOK 21/17 Q1012 RMK SCT SCT200 QUK 2 QUL 1 W VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 160655Z 21002KT CAVOK 20/16 Q1012 RMK SKC QUK 2 QUL 1 SW VIS MAR 20 KM VIS MIN 9999
LIQC 160555Z 00000KT 9999 SCT020 19/17 Q1012 RMK SCT QUK 2 QUL 1 SW VIS MAR 15 KM VIS MIN 9999

I don't know of an airport or helipad on Capri and meteorology in Italy is typically practiced by their Armed Forces. 

Does anyone know anything about this METAR site?  Why it is there, the specific coordinates, etc.?  It's rare to find a METAR site not on an airport.

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Re: Capri, Italy METAR
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 05:22:56 PM »
That's the Capri Airport.
https://www.checkwx.com/weather/LIQC

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Re: Capri, Italy METAR
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 07:12:02 PM »
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Latitude: 40.55822
Longitude:   14.20232
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CWOP: FW3708  |  AWEKAS: 14814
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Re: Capri, Italy METAR
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 07:15:18 PM »
Looks like a Helipad:

Google Earth 3D picture with helicopter on ground:

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Re: Capri, Italy METAR
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 07:40:56 PM »
Pretty well guarded:

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Equipment...
Circle: windsock?
Square: weather station on roof of building

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Re: Capri, Italy METAR
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 07:50:09 PM »
Excellent find.  That must be it.  Thank you!

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Re: Capri, Italy METAR
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 09:05:59 PM »
Yep no problem, it was fun.[tup]
I reminisced doing 3D flyovers with Google Earth. Found the restaurant that I ate where we could see the faraglioni from our table. Just beautiful. And the food...amazing, fresh sea food of course.
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Re: Capri, Italy METAR
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2020, 07:37:20 AM »
I really enjoyed Capri for the short time I was there as well.   I'm surprised there is a METAR site at that private helicopter pad seeing as Capri typically enjoys VFR weather, especially in the summer tourist season when the island is most populated.

I wish I had many more experiences in the islands of southern Europe.  While I thought Capri was excellent I'd have to say at this point I like the Croatian Islands a bit better, but there are so many places to explore.  I have a wacky dream of mine I could maybe retire in the Greek Isles or Sardinia, but I need to do some travelling first...